Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

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Talking Giants Baseball… MAR 25th + 26th

 SAT MAR 25th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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FP Santangelo: Marty and FP talking Grapefruit League Ball

Bruce Jenkins: Looking thru the windows of Baseball with Marty and SF Chronicle’s Bruce Jenkins

Henry Schulman: Marty and Hank talk about who the Giants will keep  coming out of the Spring Training

Emil DeAndreis: Marty talks to Author Emil DeAndreis about his new book: Hard To Grip

Ted Leitner: Marty talking San Diego Padres Ball with radio play-by-play announcer for the Padres

Neil Ramirez: Marty talks to Giants Pitcher Neil Ramirez talks about his Spring and the WBC

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 SUN MAR 26th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Bam Bam Meulens: Marty talks to Sir Bam Bam about leading Team Netherlands in WBC

Lincoln Mitchell: Marty talks to Lincoln Mitchell about his new book: Will Big League Baseball Survive

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce on the 5 things the Giants need to do this year

Bob Tewksbury: Marty talking ball with former Major League pitcher

March 26, 2017   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… MAR 18th + 19th

SAT MAR 18th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Nick Hundley: Marty talks to GIANTS catcher Nick Hundley about Spring Training and joining this team

Will Smith: Marty talks to the Giants reliever about how his spring is going so far

Rick Rizzs: Mariners Broadcaster Rick Rizzs talking ball with Baseball Marty

Bruce Jenkins: Marty talks to Bruce about the thrilling Team USA vs Team Dominican Republic game

Greg Orr: Marty talks ball with Greg Orr, Super Scout for the Minnesota Twins

Rich Waltz: Marty talks to the Mariners broadcaster about the WBC

Aramis Garcia: Marty talks to Giants Prospect Aramis Garcia

Thomas Harding: Marty talking Ball with Thomas Harding who covers the Rockies for MLB.com

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SUN MAR 19th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Michael Morse: Marty talks to Michael Morse about his power this Spring

Johnny Cueto: Marty chats with Cueto about being in AZ and how his dad is feeling

Joe Ritzo: Marty talks to the voice of the San Jose Giants in Scottsdale

Amy G: Marty talks to Amy G about her latest book: Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game

Steven Okert: Marty talking Ball with Giants reliever Steven Okert

Henry Schulman: SF Chronicle’s Henry Schulman joins Marty in Scottsdale before the Giants take on the Brewers

Gorkys Hernandez: Marty talks to Gorkys talks about moving from catcher to the outfield

Jarrett Parker: Marty talks to the Giants outfielder about the competition in camp

March 19, 2017   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… MAR 11th + 12th

SAT MAR 11th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Christian Arroyo: Marty talks to the Giants Prospect about his approach to the plate this Spring

Austin Slater: Marty chats it up with Austin Slater about his favorite team growing up and what player he looked up to..

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce talking WBC + Spring training ball

John Shea: Marty and the Shea Hey-Kid about the return of Johnny Cueto

Steven Duggar: Marty talks to the Giants Prospect about playing at Clemson and getting drafted

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SUN MAR 12th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Tom Candiotti: The Candy Man joins Marty before the Giants take on the D-Backs in Scottsdale

Michael Morse: Marty chats with Michael Morse about his big game in Scottsdale on Saturday

Bernie Pleskoff: Marty and Bernie talking Cactus League and 1st Round WBC ball

Walter Beede: Tyler Beede’s dad Walter joins Marty before the D-Backs game in Scottsdale

Matt Moore: Marty chats it up with Giants Starter in Scottsdale

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce breakdown the 1st round of the WBC

Barry Bloom: MLB.com’s Barry Bloom reviews of this weeks Cactus League  and the first round of the WBC

Chris Marrero: Marty talks to the Giants Prospect Chris Marrero about his power this spring

Aaron Hill + Gordon Beckham: Marty chats with Beckham + Aaron Hill talking WBC Ball

Strictland + Reynolds + Law: Marty talks to Strictland + Reynolds about Derek Law’s (spray?) tan

March 11, 2017   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… MAR 4th + 5th

SAT MAR 4th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Brandon Crawford: Marty chats with Crawford about playing on USA team in the WBC coming up this month

Show Open: Marty talks about the return of Johnny Cueto: Will he stay at Spring Training or play in the WBC?

Paul White: Marty talks to Former USA Today Sport Columnist Paul White before  the Giants take on the Royals in Surprise, AZ

Steve Stewart: Marty talking baseball with the play-by-play announcer on the Kansas City Royals Radio Network about the loss of Yordano Ventura

Aaron Hill: Marty and Aaron Hill talking baseball before the Giants take on the Royals at Surprise, AZ

Hank Schulman: Marty talks to Hank about when we’ll see Cueto on the mound and Why is Hank famous in Korea?

Howard Bryant: Marty talks to ESPN’s Howard Bryant as he breaks down the rule changes this year

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SUN MAR 5th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Bruce Bochy: Marty and Bruce Bochy update on 1B coach Jose Alguacil’s injury

Derek Law: Marty talks to Law about this 2017 Spring Training and what he did for the offseason

Justin Ruggiano: Marty and Justin Ruggiano talking baseball: Being drafted + the loss of Jose Fernandez last season

Alex Pavlovic: Marty talks to Alex Pavlovic about Alguacil injury and will we see MLB crack down on coaches sitting behind the batter?

Bobby Evans: Bobby joins Marty in the booth before the Giants take on the Royals in Scottsdale

Aubrey Huff: Marty chats with  Huff about his new book, “Baseball Junkie – The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a World Series Champion,”

Ty Blach: Marty and Giants Pitching Prospect Ty Blach talking ball

Kevin Frandsen: Marty talks to Kevin Frandsen from the new KNBR 1050  Morning Drive Show “The Audible”

Jimmy Rollins: Marty talks to Jimmy Rollins about being a Giant at this point of your career

March 4, 2017   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… FEB 25th + 26th

SAT FEB 25th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Bruce Bochy: Bruce Bochy breaks down the beginning of Spring Training

Chris Marrero: Marty talks to the Giants Prospect about his game winning HR vs the Reds in the first Spring Training game

Marc Appleman: Marty talks to SABR’s Chief Executive Officer about  the SABR Analytics Conference March 9th in Phoenix

Paul Sullivan: Marty talks to the sports writer for the Chicago Tribune  before  the Giants take on the Cubs in Scottsdale

Larry Baer: Marty and Larry talk about the veterans in Giants camp this Spring Training

Barry Bloom: Marty talks to the Senior Writer of MLB.com about NL West

Alex Pavlovic: Marty and Alex break down the 5th spot of the rotation

Andrew Baggarly: Andy Baggs joins Marty in Scottsdale to talk about Cueto and Cain’s 1st start today

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SUN FEB 26th – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Tyler Beede: Marty talks to the Giants Prospect about what he needs to do to leave a good impression this spring

Jarrett Parker: Marty and Jarrett discuss his offseason and traveling habits

Erwin Higueros: First time in 29 years Erwin will broadcast the Giants game in English.  He’ll partner up with Jon Miller today on KNBR 680

Javier Lopez: Javi talks about the next chapter in his life and joining the Giants broadcast team

Bam Bam Meulens: Marty and Sir Bam Bam chat about the WBC and the beginning of Spring Training

Tim Hudson: Huddy talks about the Giants Spring Training 2017

Dan Slania: Marty chats it up with Giants Prospect Dan Slania

February 26, 2017   No Comments

Crime of the Big Leagues

A mini-doc about Lester Rodney, the unsung hero that helped desegregate Major League Baseball. The film will screen at the Hollywood Independent Documentary Festival Saturday December 10th.

For info: Hollywood Independent Documentary Festival

Crime of the Big Leagues from Tomorrow Media on Vimeo.

December 5, 2016   No Comments

Memories of the Game: Ralph Branca, pitcher who gave up historic home run, dies at 90

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  • Ralph Branca: Here’s Marty’s interview with Ralph Branca from September 2013 talking about his new book: – A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace.

Branca gave up a three-run home run to Bobby Thomson — “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” — at the Polo Grounds, giving the Giants a 5-4 victory and the NL pennant... “But the GIANTS CHEATED!!” (Ralph probably wanted me to add that). RIP Ralph

He died early Wednesday morning at the age of 90.

 

November 23, 2016   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… OCT 8th + 9th

SAT OCT 8th – KNBR 680 NLDS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Howard Bryant: Marty and Bonta Hill talks to ESPN’s Howard Bryant before game 2 vs the Cubs

Andrew Baggarly: Marty chats with Andrew Baggarly about the importance of winning game 2

Joe Sheehan: Marty and Bonta talk to Joe Sheehan about this Giants/Cubs Series

Simeon Lipman: Simeon Lipman gives the scoop on Christie’s “The Golden Age of Baseball” auction

Phil Rogers: Marty chats with Phil Rogers baseball columnist for MLB.comn

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce talking NLDS ball before game 2

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SUN OCT 9th – KNBR 680 NLDS Special with Marty Lurie

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Gordon Wittenmeyer: Marty talks to Gordon Wittenmeyer Cubs beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times

2012 Playoffs: Zito vs the Cards: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History: On October 19th, 2012… Facing elimination, Barry Zito tosses 7 2/3 innings of scoreless in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Bruce Jenkins: Marty talks to Bruce about NLDS game 3 on Monday

Alex Pavlovic: Marty talks to Alex Pavlovic in the bunker about this Cubs series

 

October 9, 2016   No Comments

Talking Giants Baseball… OCT 1st + 2nd

SAT OCT 1st – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Denard Span: Marty talks to the Giants centerfielder about the Dodgers Series and the passing of Jose Fernandez

Open Segment: Marty talks about game 161: Ty Blach vs Kershaw

Bobby Evans: Marty talks to Giants GM about this wild Wild Card race

Hank Schulman: Marty and Patrick talk to SF Chronicle’s Henry Schulman at the Public House

Conor Gillaspie: Marty talks to Conor Gillaspie about the final series of the season

Judith Testa: Marty talks to author Judith Testa about her new book: Sal Maglie: Baseball’s Demon Barber

Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Bruce talking Wild Card baseball

Adam Rubin: Marty chats with ESPN’s Adam Rubin

Javier Lopez: Marty talks to the Philosopher about the final week of the season

Mark Saxon: Marty talks to ESPN’s Mark Saxon about the 2016 NL Wild Card

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SUN OCT 2nd – KNBR 680 GIANTS pregame with Marty Lurie

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Postgame


Ty Blach: Marty talks to Ty Blach in the bunker after Giants beat the Dodger 7-1 in Game 162

George Kontos: Marty talks to George Kontos after the Giants sweep the Dodgers to get to the Wild Card

Ron Wotus: The Professor calls in after the Giants sweep the Dodgers in Game #162

Bobby Evans: Marty talks to Giants GM after the Dodgers sweep

Pregame

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Bruce Jenkins: Marty and Patrick talking Sunday Baseball on the last day of the regular season

Gary Hughes: Marty talks to Former MLB scout “The Legend” Gary Hughes

Brian Reynolds: Marty talks to Giants Prospect Brian Reynolds

Greatest Game – 1962 NL Playoffs: Marty Lurie and Chris Haft, from MLB.com, talk about one of the Greatest Games in Giants History:  October 1-3, 1962… The 1962 National League tie-breaker series was a three-game playoff series

Amy G: Marty and Patrick talk to Amy G about stealing the ball from a Dodger fan

 

October 2, 2016   No Comments

The Best that ever came from Cuba

The Best that ever came from Cuba

By Amaury Pi-Gonzalez

I am old enough to remember, and have seen these very good Cuban-born pitchers who made it to the major leagues, and some I had the good fortune of seen them pitch in the Cuban league (prior to the Major Leagues) and then here in Major League Baseball: Luis Tiant, Camilo Pascual, Mike Cuellar, Mike Fornieles,Pedro Ramos,Diego Segui,Orlando (El Duque)Hernandez and his half brother Livan Hernandez, and many others. I have met and interviewed many of the ones I mentioned here. Yes, Tiant had that deception and wind-up where he spinned like a top on the mound. Camilo Pascual has one of the best curveballs I have seen. Cuellar had a great screwball, Ramos out run the great Mickey Mantle, Segui had a great forkball, but nobody that I can remember from Cuba had the electric stuff of Jose Fernandez, which included a great slider with movement at the very end which makes hitters shake their heads in disbelief.

Jose Fernandez tried to escape Cuba on three occasions, but that is nothing new, other players from Cuba (not necessarily pitches) like Kendrys Morales (Kansas City) tried seven times until he finally succeeded. Many, like Fernandez when he was much younger was arrested and put in prison. This has been the story for many of today’s Cuban players in the major leagues. The very dangerous journey of leaving an island with a government that doesn’t grant freedom and opportunity to its people, and baseball players also are people trapped in that country. The dream of every baseball player in the world is to play in the Major Leagues, and that is no exception to Cuban players. After all Cubans have been playing baseball since Esteban Bellan became the first from Latin-American to play in organized baseball in the US with the Troy Haymakers of the old American Association in the 1870’s.Which by-the-way became the National League, as we know it today, in 1876.

Jose Fernandez was somebody very special, who went to the US as a teenager played ball in Miami in High School, learned English, became a Naturalized US Citizen, and was signed to a major league contract by the Miami Marlins. He died Sunday September 25, 2016, in an unfortunate boat accident in South Florida, shocking the Marlins franchise, the baseball world, Cubans and all Latinos alike in Southern Florida and all over the country. Fernandez had an incredible career record of 29 victories and 2 losses at the home of his team, the Miami Marlins.

This morning I received calls from Miami, one from and old very good friend, a longtime Athletics fan that lived in the East Bay until last year and now retired in Miami, as well as others who told me it was the kind of news that shooked up the whole community, even people that did not followed baseball, knew who he was from many local appearances in Dade County (Miami) in person, and his total involvement with the community as well as on television and even in national television commercials.

Jose Fernandez lived for 24 years a dignified live, with passion for the game he loved; baseball. Because of the circumstances, his lost was like that of Puertorican great Roberto Clemente in 1972 when his plane disappeared north of San Juan Puerto Rico, as he was taking a DC-3 plane, he chartered filled with help to the victims of a very strong earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua.

And just like Roberto Clemente, the young Jose Fernandez helped those less fortunate, and was involved with his community in many ways, not only as a baseball player with the Marlins, but as a regular citizen of Miami.

We will never know what kind of career the 24 year old Fernandez would have accomplished, but it is fair for those of all that follow baseball professionally, that Jose Fernandez was one of the best five pitchers in all of Major League baseball at the time of his death.

May he rest in Peace. Que descanse en Paz.

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September 26, 2016   No Comments